From: thirty-six <thirty-...@live.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:44:17 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Thurs, Apr 12 2012 4:44 pm
Subject: Re: Boonen uses great big fat tubular tire in Paris-Roubaix
On Apr 12, 8:17 pm, Chalo <chalo.col...@gmail.com> wrote:
> dustoyevsky wrote:Traditionally centre-pull brakes were the weekend racer's choice as he
> > Chalo wrote:
> > > James wrote:
> > > > Frank Krygowski wrote:
> > > > > I can appreciate that there's a limit to how much tire width and
> > > > Which is why I specified that my custom steel frame is to accommodate up
> > > Fatties fit fine on sane bikes.
> > "Sane for what?" (yes, I bit. Got an answer?)
> Short answer: Everything, just about. Club ride one day, cyclocross
> When I work on race type bikes from Merckx's day, I note that most of
could swap between 27x1.1/4 tyres through the week to his sprints of
the weekend and adjust the block position.. With amateurs taking the
pro's lead with sidepull brakes it became necessary for all riders to
be on a similar standing as regards braking capacity during racing.
The arms got shorter as riders wanted more from their brakes and the
1.1/4" tyre will fit no more. Now that the dual pivot is common on
racing (and styled) bikes there could be a return to the swapping of
wheels according to the function of the day, rather than having to buy
another bike for rough stuff.
I remember that Campag offered a dropped pivot for their sidepulls but
As regards to choosing a frame today, I'll recommend that any newcomer
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